The Center for Student Success (CSS) is now processing leaves of absence and withdrawals effective for the Fall 2013 semester.
*The CSS does not process graduate student leaves/withdrawals and does not process medical leaves of absence.
** If you are a new freshman or transfer student and no longer wish to attend USD, you must fill out a Change of Plan form on the MySanDiego Portal (under the "Admitted" tab)
Please select an option below for more information:
- Undergraduate Student Leaves of Absence
- Undergraduate Student Withdrawals
- Request for a Voluntary Medical Leave (Medical Leaves of Absence)*
- Graduate Student Leaves of Absence and Withdrawals*
- Law Student Leaves of Absence and Withdrawals*
A student who will not be registered at the university during a regular semester (fall and/or spring), but would like to return without applying for readmission, must request a leave of absence (LOA) by the last day to enroll in classes for that semester. Students may take a LOA for a maximum of two consecutive semesters.
Students must file the official Undergraduate Student Leave of Absence form with the Center for Student Success located in the University Center, Room 114. The leave of absence form is available in the Center for Student Success.
To incur no tuition charges, students should request a LOA before the first day of classes. The request must state the reason for which the leave is requested and the semester in which the student will again register at the university. Requests for a LOA must be approved by a professional staff member in the Center for Student Success.
A student withdrawing from the university during a semester or for a future semester must file an official Undergraduate Student Withdrawal Form with the Center for Student Success located in the University Center, Room 114. The official withdrawal form is only available in the Center for Student Success.
Failure to do so before leaving the campus or, in the case of illness or other emergency, as soon as the decision not to continue has been made, will result in non-passing grades in all courses, thereby jeopardizing eligibility to re-enter the University of San Diego or acceptance in another institution.
After the last day to enroll in classes, and continuing through the end of the 10th week of the semester (the last day to withdraw from classes), students may process a withdrawal to drop all their classes with grades recorded as Ws. After the last day to withdraw from classes, the student will receive grades for courses.
A student whose registration at the university is interrupted for one or more semesters must apply for readmission through the Office of the Registrar, unless a leave of absence has been granted in writing.
To file an undergraduate withdrawal, please visit the Center for Student Success between 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday in University Center, Room 114. Please bring your USD ID card and allow approximately 15-20 minutes to complete the required form and for the processing of your withdrawal.
Contact the Center for Student Success
For questions regarding undergraduate student leaves and withdrawals, please contact the Center for Student Success between Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-5995